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Stepping up to help their community

This article was featured in the Winter issue of the Stand and profiles NSGEU members who worked and volunteered during the Thanksgiving Day flood in Cape Breton. On Thanksgiving (Monday, October 10th, 2016), Cape Breton was hit by a slow-moving low pressure weather system, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew, that had recently devastated sections of […]

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February is African Heritage Month

This year marks the 30th African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia and the theme this year is “Passing the Torch.” The provincial launch of African Heritage Month was held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Visit https://ansa.novascotia.ca/african-heritage-month to read about events happening in your area!

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Message from President MacLean about Civil Service Vote Beginning Monday at 8am

Dear NSGEU Civil Service member, Voting on the employer’s final offer will begin on Monday, December 12 at 8 a.m.  This government has tried to dictate contracts rather than negotiate them. Now is the time to stand together and vote “NO!”. Make your voices heard! The employer’s final offer is a four year deal with […]

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Local 101 – LPNs, Former Capital District Health Authority Update on Reclassification Process

There have been continuous ongoing efforts to advance our reclassification efforts for Licensed Practical Nurses from the former Capital District Health Authority (CDHA). Meetings were held between the employer and two union staff on June 21 and July 22 to try and advance this reclassification effort. We also had to grieve the employer’s stance on the […]

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December 6 – We Remember: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Twenty-six years ago, 14 young women were murdered at l’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. They were killed simply because they were women. On December 6th of every year, which now marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we commemorate the lives of these women and reflect on the acts of violence […]

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Member receives award of excellence

*This article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of the Union Stand. Blaise MacNeil, Local 1 member, submitted the following notice of his co-worker and fellow Local 1 member, Gail Whalen, who received the 2015 Minister’s Award for Excellence: “Gail is an Occupational Health and Safety Officer in the Occupational Health and Safety Division. Gail […]

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Meeting the Membership

*This article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of the Union Stand. In the late days of August, while some were still enjoying the last few days of summer, our union’s newly elected President, Jason MacLean, was heading out on the road to meet a segment of the membership that he wants to become more […]

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